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How many known cases are in Kansas?
As of Jan. 18, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed 259,822 cases of COVID-19 (+3,688 since last report) and 3,525 deaths (+23). The two-week positive test rate is 10.7%. KDHE gives a live update on its Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m.
More than 853,000 other people have tested negative for COVID-19.
Sedgwick County, which includes confirmed cases not finalized in KDHE's count, says as of Jan. 18 there have been 37,266 confirmed cases (+82 since last report) and 340 deaths (no change). The positive test rate is 10.9%. The county no longer reports active cases or recoveries.
The U.S. has had more than 23.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and more than 397,000 deaths.